Dynamic Speed Harmonization in Connected Urban Street Networks: Improving Mobility

The proposed project utilizes the envisioned capabilities of smart cities and connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) to develop a scalable and real-time methodology for speed harmonization in urban street networks. Speed harmonization is expected to improve traffic operations by controlling the arrival of vehicles to signalized intersections, reduce the number of stops, and decrease fuel consumption. The proposed methodology will dynamically determine advisory speeds that will be communicated to CAVs that are presented in the traffic stream and quantify the impacts of CAV market penetration rate on speed harmonization effectiveness. The research will develop a distributed approach for speed harmonization to guarantee its scalability and real-time performance. To avoid finding locally optimal solutions, the research will create effective coordination between distributed decision makers to push the solutions towards optimality.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $60002
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education

      University of North Carolina, Charlotte
      Charlotte, NC  United States  28223

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of North Carolina, Charlotte

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      9201 University City Boulevard
      Charlotte, NC  United States  28223-0001
    • Project Managers:

      Fan, Wei

    • Performing Organizations:

      Washington State University, Pullman

      301E Hubert Hall
      Pullman, WA    99164-6210
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hajbabaie, Ali

    • Start Date: 20181001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
    • Actual Completion Date: 20200930

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01699621
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747133
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Mar 24 2019 5:28PM